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    Challenges of universal primary education in selected schools of Busimbi sub county, Mityana district Uganda
    (College of Education, Open & Distance Learning, 2010-11) Nakabugo, Imelda
    This study was carried out with an intention to determine and identify the outstanding challenges of Universal Primary Education in Uganda, while reflecting some selected government aided primary schools in Busimbi Sub County as an illustrative example. A descriptive survey design was employed since the whole study was about explaining a scenario and/or an event or occurrence. In the process of data collection, questionnaires and interview guides were employed after which data was analyzed and presented in percentages and frequency distribution tables. The findings from the study revealed that among the outstanding challenges to Universal Primary Education included uncongenial home environment, dull curriculum, inadequate trained teachers, over population, financial resource mismanagement, poor government monitoring and supervision, limited number of schools, cultural practices, lingering insecurity and inadequate physical facilities. It was recommended in this study that government funding and monitoring of Universal primary education in the area of study be revisited and the need for curriculum review to suite both the interests of the government and those of the learners.
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    The causes of school dropout in Thika district: case study of ruiru secondary school- Kenya.
    (Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning, 2010-05) Chepsoy, Esther
    This study examines the causes of school dropouts in Secondary schools. The study was carried out in Ruiru Secondary School in Thika District in Kenya. The researcher used two sources of data namely; primary secondary data. Primary data was collected using a self-administered questionnaire, administered to purposively selected sample of 20 students of Ruiru Secondary School. Its structured interview schedule was administered to 10 key informants including head teachers. Teachers and ministry of education Officials. Focus group discussions were held with school dropouts and community members. In total there were 50 respondents. Secondary data was collected by reviewing related literature from books, reports, newspapers and the internet. Quantitative data was analyzed using frequency counts and percentages. Qualitative data was analyzed based on them as derived from the objectives of the study followed consistently. In order for school drop outs to be reduced, this study recommended that:- !. The internal management system of the school should be geared to provide quality of teaching and make the school environment conducive to the enjoyment and benefit from education. That is the . Curriculum should be revised to target more aspects in students rather than aiming at academics only. 2. There is need for politics that will make schooling more affordable for all by eliminating unnecessary expenditure and strengthening financial planning most students drop out because they cannot afford fees.
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    The impact of examination malpractices on the academic performance of pupils in Masinga Division, Yatta District-Kenya
    (Kampala International University;College of Open and Distance Learning Education, 2010-05) Karayu, Madina
    Cheating in examination is a very bad habit that has disadvantages for all the parties involved. The student, teacher, the school and even the examination council all stand to lose when students cheat in examinations. Examination irregularities in Kenya have been found noted at every release of the KCSE results and few measures have been put in place to curb the vice. The underlying objective of this study was to investigate into the Nature and causes of National Examinations irregularities in Kivaa, Masaku schools. In particular, the study tried to answer the following questions. What are the different in-regularities connected to KCSE, National Examination? Does the student attitude towards examinations have any effect on their performance in National examinations? What are the different factors that contribute to examination irregularities? What are the different measures that can be put in place to curb this vice? The population of the study consisted of the Headteachers, 40 teachers, 100 students from classes, seven, eight, form three and form four. The research instrument used in this study was two part questionnaire, part A elicited information on personal Data and professional qualification. While part B elicited responses on examination invigilation and irregularities. Descriptive statistics was used in this study where frequencies, mean and mode were utilized to explore the variables under the study. It has been revealed that the respondents are aware of different examination in-regularities, that there are leakage impersonations, external assistance, and smuggling of foreign material, copying, intimidation, substitution of scripts, improper assignment and ghost centres among others. All the respondents gave several reasons as to why pupils engage themselves in examination irregularities. The reasons include High Stakes of the exam, teacher and school status, personal factors, quota system, inadequate school facilities and shortage of supervisors in public examinations, location of examination centres, low salary levels and competition. The respondents also gave some suggestions which can be put in place to curb these examination irregularities. They included provision of enough razors and materials, training of supervisors and invigilators before the examinations, increase of supervisors and invigilators, increment in remunerations for the teachers and the examination officers and stiff punishment for anybody involved in examination malpractices.
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    Deviant behaviors and academic performance among pupils in primary schools of nalweyo sub county kibale district (Uganda
    (Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning, 2010-08) Namukisa, Agnes
    The principle aim of this study was to investigate the effects of deviant behaviors on student's performance in primary schools of Nalweyo sub county Kibale district, Uganda .The study was carried out using qualitative, correlation survey method; this was effective in that it helped the researcher to easily and quickly collect data. Questionnaires and interviews were used to collect data. The informants were teachers, students, and subordinate staff of the schools. It was found out that there is a high relationship between deviance in pupils and their academic performance. This study will benefit the following groups of people the government, educational planners, school administrators, teachers, parents and pupils.
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    The effects of war on education in Northern Uganda: a case study of selected schools in Bardege Division Gulu Municipality, Gulu District
    (Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning, 2008-11) Amono, Milly S.
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